© 2015

International Perspectives on Home Education

Do We Still Need Schools?

  • Editors
  • Paula Rothermel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Paula Rothermel
      Pages 1-17
  3. Home Education: The Learning Process

  4. Home Education: Tensions and Criticisms

  5. Political Conflict

  6. Home Education: Lifestyle and Choice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Ari Neuman, Aharon Aviram
      Pages 211-222

About this book


This collection brings together the research of an eclectic mix of leading names in home-based education studies worldwide. It uses home education to explore contemporary education outside of school and place it into a global, political and critical context, and will be essential reading for home educators, academics and policymakers alike.


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About the authors

Andew McAvoy, Independent Scholar, UK Michael W. Apple, University of Wisconsin, USA Aharon Aviram, Ben-Gurion University, Israel T. Jameson Brewer, University of Illinois, USA Christian W. Beck, University of Oslo, Norway Samantha Eddis, Arizona State University, USA Cheryl Fields-Smith, University of Georgia, USA Erwin García López, National University of Colombia Madalen Goiria, University of the Basque Country, Spain Ulrike Hanemann, UNESCO, UK Nicky Hardenbergh, Independent Scholar, USA Glenda Jackson, Independent Scholar, Australia Christopher Lubienski, University of Illinois, USA Daniel Monk, Birkbeck, University of London, UK Sugata Mitra, Newcastle University, UK Ari Neuman, Western Galilee College, Israel Harriet Pattison, Institute of Education, University of London, UK Carlo Ricci, Nipissing University, Canada Leslie Safran Barson, Independent Scholar, UK Joke Sperling, Independent Scholar, The Netherlands Thomas Spiegler, Friedensau Adventist University, Germany Alan Thomas, Institute of Education, University of London, UK Noraisha Yusof, Independent Scholar, Saudi Arabia

Bibliographic information


"Paula Rothermel presents a collection of pertinent, valuable and thought provoking articles in an accessible way. Her work has already proven valuable in expert witness testimony and is certain to find its way on to the shelves of home education specialists." (Wendy Charles-Warner, The Journal of Personalised Education Now, 2015)